Aurora, CO 2-15-2011 – Merrick & Companys geospatial solutions group is acquiring light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for two projects located in Texas. The first project covers a 2,373-square-mile area that includes portions of Collin, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, and Kaufman Counties. The second project, with an area of 3,241 square miles includes portions of Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Caldwell, and Gonzales Counties. The high density data is being collected to support mapping and modeling of flood plains, hydrography, and terrain.
The Texas Water Development Board is charged with the mission of providing leadership, planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas and its citizens.
Merrick & Company, an $100 million geospatial, engineering, architecture, design-build, and surveying firm, serves domestic and international clients by providing geospatial technologies, products, and services for the infrastructure, energy, and security markets. The firms most recent work includes providing terrestrial scanning for an electrical substation for Xcel Energy and acquiring light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for F.E. Warren Air Force Base and for a wind farm located in Kansas. Merrick maintains eight offices in the U.S. as well as two offices in Mexico and an office in Canada.
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